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To: Grampa Dave

Was in Walnut Creek this morning to do a boundary survey. There was a steady 38 degree wind out of the northeast, very nasty.

I was setup in a dirt road between two houses, about 20 feet wide, and fenced on both sides. I look up the road to the northeast, and there are about 5 or six coastal deer of varying size, both does and two bucks, one fully grown (big) and a yearling, marching steadily toward us.

We were downwind so they couldn’t get our scent, but they obviously could see us, and they kept coming until they were about 10 feet from us and stopped. It became obvious that they were there to feed on the plentiful shrubery, and they were oblivious to our presence. I felt like I was at the north pole, and Santa’s herd had us surrounded. :o)


30 posted on 01/14/2013 6:28:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

“I was setup in a dirt road between two houses, about 20 feet wide, and fenced on both sides. I look up the road to the northeast, and there are about 5 or six coastal deer of varying size, both does and two bucks, one fully grown (big) and a yearling, marching steadily toward us.”

The bucks up here in wino country after the rut will separate from the does until the next rutting season.

We have this Amazon Doe in our area, which will chase away the younger bucks from this time of the year until a month or so before the rut. This past week, she looked like an all pro linebacker chasing the younger bucks away. She hit one so hard in our unfenced back yard, she knocked him down. When he staggered back up, she charged him again until he left.


35 posted on 01/15/2013 8:05:02 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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